Tim League Discusses Texting Debate on CNN

posted by Ross Melnick on May 2, 2012 at 2:00 pm

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JodarMovieFan on May 3, 2012 at 12:08 am

I can’t imagine why, short of a genuine life or death emergency, why someone would need to text or make a call in the theater. Even if you happen to receive this emergency call, like in many of the theater ads, go outside and take your call or do your text. The owner of the Alamo theater is right, if you violate the rules, you are NOT a customer. Leave.

MPol on May 4, 2012 at 3:26 am

I totally agree with you, JodarMovieFan. The fact that a lot of texting, cell-phone use and talking does go on in movie theatres during movies is one of the things that has all but killed the movie business, kept people from going to movie theatres and increased the home entertainment business. Sad indeed. If more movie theatre owners/proprietors would get tough on people who were rude enough to text/talk during movies, things would be a whole lot better.

TLSLOEWS on May 6, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Texting and cell phone use is a problem everywhere people are so absorbed with their phones and other devices everywhere blocking lines in stores, banks,resturants,ect.Why pay high ticket prices to see a movie in a theatre and “PLAY” with you phone the whole time.Seems folks cannot do without their phones for even two hours.Sad indeed.

Edward Havens
Edward Havens on May 6, 2012 at 6:51 pm

“I don’t know.”

That’s the most common answer I get from people I remove from my theatres for texting during the movie, when I ask them why they spent money on a movie and then kept doing something they could be doing for free somewhere else.

MPol on May 6, 2012 at 11:16 pm

Israel has had a system in place for years that causes people’s cellphones, pagers, etc., to jam up when they attempt to use them in public places such as movie theatres, restaurants, etc. Sometimes, I wonder if something like this wouldn’t be a bad idea here in the United States.

PeterApruzzese on May 7, 2012 at 10:11 am

Cell phone jammers are illegal (with some exceptions) in the USA.

MPol on May 8, 2012 at 5:33 pm

Like what exceptions, Peter? I’m just curious, because there’s got to be something that could be done to prevent this kind of rude abuse on the part of patrons of movies theatres, because they spoil it for those who came just to see the movie.

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